Corporate Social Responsibility

Silicon Valley Impact Grant Recipients (FY2015)

Silicon Valley Impact Cash Grants support the unmet needs of people in communities surrounding Cisco's corporate headquarters in San Jose, California. Each grantee is awarded a set amount of $15,000.

The Cisco Foundation is proud to announce our grantees for FY2015:


Alum Rock Counseling Center, Inc. (San Jose)
Program: Middle School Mentoring & Support Program

Big Brothers-Big Sisters Agency of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (Capitola)
Program: Academic Enrichment and Mentoring Program Expansion

California Native Garden Foundation (San Jose)
Program: Environmental Laboratory for Sustainability and Ecological Education (ELSEE) Data Collection Project

Community Resources for Science (Berkeley)
Program: Elementary Science Connections

Computers For Youth Foundation Inc. (Menlo Park)
Program: CFY-San Francisco Bay Area Digital Learning Program

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (Milpitas)
Program: Goal Oriented Leadership Development (GOLD)

Literacy Lab (Mountain View)
Program: Digital4Literacy Silicon Valley Program

Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation (Monterey)
Program: Project-Based Science Teacher Institute

Project SEED, Inc. (Berkeley)
Program: Helping Low-Income Bay Area Elementary School Students Achieve Higher Math Success

Resource Area For Teaching (San Jose)
Program: Practices for 21st Century Learning

Sacred Heart Community Service (San Jose)
Program: Homework Club and Summer Academy

San Jose Jazz (San Jose)
Program: Progressions -- Promoting Positive Youth Development through Music (San Francisco)
Program: Nature Connection

Schmahl Science Workshops (San Jose)
Program: In-School Hands-On Sizzling Science Workshops for Under-Served Communities

Seneca Center (Oakland)
Program: Reading Intervention

Somos Mayfair, Inc. (San Jose)
Program: In Our Hands Campaign

Spark Program (San Francisco)
Program: Spark Bay Area Youth STEM Apprenticeships

Streetside Stories (San Francisco)
Program: Media Arts Storytelling Project

Super Stars Literacy, Inc. (Oakland)
Program: In-School and After-School Literacy Programming in Newark

Techbridge Girls (Oakland)
Program: Techbridge: Inspiring Girls in Science, Technology, and Engineering

YMCA of Silicon Valley - South Valley Family YMCA Branch (San Jose)
Program: Summer Achievement Program

YWCA of Silicon Valley (San Jose)
Program: TechGYRLS

Critical Human Needs (Health)

A Safe Place (Oakland)
Program: Teen Violence Prevention Program

Abode Services (Fremont)
Program: The Children's Program: Building Healthy Futures for Homeless Families

Alternative Family Services, Inc. (Oakland)
Program: Critical Services for Highest Risk Foster Youth

Alternatives in Action (Oakland)
Program: Alternatives in Action┬┐s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Program

Bay Area SCORES (San Francisco)
Program: America SCORES - Words in Action

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (Milpitas)
Program: Healthy Choices for Foster Children

Community Gatepath (Redwood Shores)
Program: Family Resource Center

Compass Family Services (San Francisco)
Program: Compass Clinical Services

Girl Scouts of Northern California (San Jose)

Healthier Kids Foundation (San Jose)
Program: VisionFirst

Homeless Prenatal Program (San Francisco)
Program: Case Management & Supportive Services

InnVision Shelter Network (Menlo Park)
Program: The Family and Children's Support Project

Kara, Inc. (Palo Alto)
Program: Grief Support, Education and Crisis Intervention to Primarily Underserved Populations

La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco)
Program: Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter Program

RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. (Milpitas)
Program: Free Health Care to Vulnerable Populations in Silicon Valley & Daly City

Teen Success, Inc (Milpitas)
Program: TSI Support Groups - Silicon Valley

The Shanti Project, Inc. (San Francisco)
Program: L.I.F.E. Program: Shanti's HIV Self-Management Program

Volunteers in Medicine - San Francisco d.b.a. Clinic by the Bay (San Francisco)
Program: Chronic Disease Management for Working Uninsured Adults